Fall & Winter Courses
|Cat. #||Term||Course #||Title|
|2412||S1||ENG725||Research and Writing About Literature|
|3159||01||ENL362||Women and Fiction|
Currently an associate professor and coordinator of the Master of Arts in English program, I joined the faculty of SSU in the fall of 2008. I completed my M.A. and Ph.D. in Comparative Literature at the State University of New York, Binghamton, and earned my B.A. in Art History from California State University, Long Beach. I am particularly interested in the intersections of memory and trauma studies with contemporary literature and art, and the aestheticization and narrativization of violence primarily in Latin America and the Balkans.
My co-edited collection with Adele Parker Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing was published by Rodopi in January 2013. In addition to my published articles and book chapters on Latin America and Eastern Europe, I am currently researching the following topics: late 20th century witnessing of political violence through experimental text and photography in Chile, Mexico and Argentina, and a project about the development of an aesthetics of violence through visual narratives produced in post-conflict Bosnia and Herzegovina.
I will be teaching a graduate course, The Literature of Genocide, in spring 2014 for the English Department and the Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies at SSU.
Thanks to a Marion and Jasper Whiting Foundation Fellowship, I will have the opportunity to conduct research for one month in Argentina and Chile during the 2013-14 academic year.
In spring 2014 I am leading a community reading workshop called "Muslim Journeys" at the Peabody Institute Library (Peabody, MA) sponsored by the NEH.
Latin American Literature and Culture (emphasis on Mexico and the Southern Cone)
Problems of Memory
Narratives of Aesthetics and Violence
Graduate Coordinator of the M.A. in English
Steering Committee member of the SSU Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies http://www.salemstate.edu/chgs/
Edited Collection. Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013).
“Transnationalism and a Post-Yugoslav Writer,” in Transnationalism and Resistance: Experience and Experiment in Contemporary Women's Writing. New York: Rodopi Press.(New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2013)
"Yugonostalgia and the Post-National Narrative." In The New Order of War. (New York/Amsterdam: Rodopi Press, 2010).
"Is There a Text in This Image? Memory and Memorialization in the Post-War Balkans." International Comparative Literature Association Meeting. University of Paris, Sorbonne. July 2013.
"The Forensics of Memorialization in Post-War Balkan Photography." Genealogies of Memory/Regions of Memory. Warsaw University. Poland. November 2012.
"In Absentia: Yugoslavia and the Changing Face of Portraiture." American Comparative Literature Association. Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island. March 2012.
"Testimony and Nostalgia in Georges Perec's W, or The Memory of Childhood." Symposium. Holocaust Testimonies II. College of Western Galilee, Akko, Israel. March 2012.
I have traveled to more than 45 countries and believe that going out into the world is the best way to learn about it and yourself. I also love to read, study foreign languages, walk long distances, and sit on my mother's porch in New Mexico.